Since Sunday tends to be a day of quiet and reflection for many people, it seems an appropriate day to celebrate silent movies. But in keeping with the “day of rest” theme, I’m just going to post this without any commentary and just sit back and let you enjoy.
So back in the day, when I was writing Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, one of the regular features there was the Sunday Serial, and it’s something that I’ve decided it’s time to revive here, but in a somewhat different format. Next week we’ll take a more in depth look at the movie serials, talking some about what they were and what they weren’t and looking at the wide variety of genres that they encompassed, and then after that we’ll begin highlighting individual serials, but I thought for today, just as an introduction, I’d simply begin with a sampler of episodes from various serials, again to kind of highlight the variety of serials that were made over the years. Some of these will probably already be familiar to those of you who are fans of the genre, many of them may not be. But hopefully, no matter what kind of films you like, you’ll find something here you’ll enjoy.
By the way, yes, for this introduction, I’ve just pulled various chapters from the serials that seemed indicative of the flavor of the whole thing, but as we go forward, whenever I can I will actually be posting the entire serial, or as much of them as I can. And I definitely invite your comments. Please be sure to let me know in the comments if you have a favorite serial, or one you’re intrigued by, and I’ll do my best to highlight it as soon as possible.
Until next time, Happy Viewing!